Bcmarktg

Department of Marketing

Bo
Christensen
Professor with special responsibilities
,
PHD


Room: SOL/C2.09
Tel:
+4538152123
E-mail: bc.marktg@cbs.dk
Presentation

My main research area concerns the study of creativity in domains such as design, engineering, cuisine, architecture and software design. Using video recordings of creative teams at work I study the underlying cognitive processes and mechanisms of creative work. Furthermore, I utilize experimental research and quasi-experimental research methods to study both the generation and selection of creative ideas. Finally, I study the evaluation of creativity; how to select the right ideas for progression at gates in innovation processes; how is creative evaluation handled in various domains; how do consumers or users come to perceive a product as creative or innovative.

Primary research areas
  • Creative cognition; creative processes
  • Design thinking
  • Evaluation of creativity
  • Analogical reasoning, mental simulation
  • Idea selection in product development
Link to this homepage
www.cbs.dk/en/staff/bcmarktg
Courses
  • CM(psyk): Creativity and Innovation
  • CM (smc): Marketing, creativity and innovation
Supervision

I supervise masters thesis and bachelor thesis related to the topic of creativity and innovation (creative organizations, motivation for creativity, processes involved in creativity, evaluation of creativity, innovation processes, etc.).

Selected publications
  • Christensen, B.T. & Schunn, C. D. (2007), The relationship between analogical distance to analogical function and pre-nventive structure: The case of engineering design. Memory & Cognition 35(1), 29-38.
  • Ball, L. & Christensen, B. T. (2009), Analogical reasoning and mental simulation in design: Two strategies linked to uncertainty resolution. Design Studies, 30(2), 169-186.
  • Onarheim, B. & Christensen, B. T. (2012), Distributed idea screening in stage–gate development processes, Journal of Engineering Design (2012), VOL 23(9), PP 635-659
  • Christensen, B. T. & Schunn, C. D. (2005), Spontaneous access and analogical incubation effects. Creativity Research Journal, 17(2), 207-220.Christensen, B. T. (2010), Images of users and products shown during product design increase users' willingness-to-use the innovation. AIEDAM, vol 24, pp 179-189.
  • Christensen, B. T. (2010), Images of users and products shown during product design increase users' willingness-to-use the innovation. AIEDAM, vol 24, pp 179-189.
     
Publications sorted by:
2018
Bo Christensen; Sille Julie Jøhnk Abildgaard / Co-Located Team Designing : The Oscillation Between Individual and Social Processes.
In: DRS2018 International Conference Proceedings. ed. /Cristiano Storni; Keelin Leahy; Peter Lloyd; Erik Bohemia. Vol. 3, Limerick : Design Research Society 2018, p. 1297-1313 (Proceedings of DRS International Conference, Vol. 3)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Bo Christensen; Peter V. W. Hartmann; Thomas Hedegaard Rasmussen / Creative Leaders in Bureaucratic Organizations : Are Leaders More Innovative at Higher Levels of the Organizational Hierarchy?.
In: Individual Creativity in the Workplace. ed. /Roni Reiter-Palmon; Victoria L. Kennel; James C. Kaufman. London : Academic Press 2018, p. 293-310 (Explorations in Creativity Research)
Book chapter > peer review
Sille Julie Jøhnk Abildgaard; Bo T. Christensen / Cross-Cultural and User-Centered Design Thinking in a Global Organization : A Collaborative Case Analysis.
In: She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2018, p. 277-289
Journal article > peer review
Kim Halskov; Bo Christensen / Designing Across Cultures
In: CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2018, p. 75-78
Editorial > peer review
Linden J. Ball; Bo Christensen / Designing in the Wild
In: Design Studies, Vol. 57, 2018, p. 1-8
Editorial > peer review
Bo Christensen; Linden J. Ball / Fluctuating Epistemic Uncertainty in a Design Team as a Metacognitive Driver for Creative Cognitive Processes
In: CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2018, p. 133-152
Journal article > peer review
Graham Dove; Sille Julie Jøhnk Abildgaard; Michael Mose Biskjær; Nicolai Brodersen Hansen; Bo Christensen; Kim Halskov / Grouping Notes Through Nodes : The Functions of Post-it Notes in Design Team Cognition.
In: Design Studies, Vol. 57, 7.2018, p. 112-134
Journal article > peer review
Linden J. Ball; Emma Threadgold; John E. Marsh; Bo T. Christensen / The Effects of Stimulus Complexity and Conceptual Fluency on Aesthetic Judgments of Abstract Art : Evidence for a Default–interventionist Account.
In: Metaphor and Symbol, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2018, p. 235-252
Journal article > peer review
2017
Bo T. Christensen (Editor) ; Linden J. Ball (Editor) ; Kim Halskov (Editor) / Analysing Design Thinking : Studies of Cross-cultural Co-creation.
Leiden : CRC Press 2017, 586 p.
Anthology > peer review
Bo T. Christensen; Linden J. Ball / Fluctuating Epistemic Uncertainty in a Design Team as a Metacognitive Driver for Creative Cognitive Processes
In: Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-cultural Co-creation. . ed. /Bo T. Christensen; Linden J. Ball; Kim Halskov. Leiden : CRC Press 2017, p. 249-270
Book chapter > peer review
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